Inspiration Decoration: Starting Points for Stylish Rooms

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A practical guide to home decorating emphasizes the simple approach to starting a remodeling project based on one inspirational item, such as an antique picture frame or a chair

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Many a would-be interior designer has collapsed onto the couch in dismay after trying to plan a remodel of a room or an entire house. Where to begin? We all know that a unifying element of color or design helps make a decorating scheme work, but deciding on what that element should be can be elusive.

Author Judith Wilson has an ingenious solution for the despairing designer:

Every decorating scheme should evolve from a single point of inspiration, something that so excites and inspires your imagination that you keep coming back to it with a desire to elaborate on it.... the exotic textures of an embroidered Chinese bag; delicate floral imagery on a perfume bottle label; the mix of gray flannel and red wool spied in a fashion magazine.

In chapters on color, fabric, furniture, possessions, natural light, space, architectural detail, and travel, Wilson unravels the details of this approach using pictures of rooms accompanied by the object or idea that inspired them. In one remodel, the colors and textures of stones and driftwood collected at the seashore are amplified into a beachy living-room décor that incorporates the seaside's gray, brown, off-white, and blue palette to create a soft, romantic, and rustic room that--even if it's located in a city apartment--will bring the desire to walk on the beach and eat steamed mussels by the fireside.

This book also covers the basics, such as how to deal with rooms that are too spacious, too small, or that are used for multiple activities; how to incorporate architectural details into your design; and how to use light and color to maximize the effect you're after. If you're stuck for an idea, or for a strategy to realize an idea, Inspiration, Decoration can help you brainstorm your way into rooms that bear your own stylish imprint. --Stefanie Durbin

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Judith Wilson is an interiors journalist and a leading stylist in London with a renowned eye for what makes a stunning interior. As decorating editor with Homes & Gardens for many years, she was instrumental in creating many of the magazine's most successful interiors features; as such, she is supremely well placed to understand the problems that arise for the home decorator. Ms. Wilson has also lectured on interiors and has appeared on TV and radio. She now produces features for a weekend supplement to The Times of London, British Design, and other national publications. She lives in London with her husband and two young children.

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